Click on the link in
gray for more information...
December 123 show is now full.
Mid Downs DAC has been
awarded a heat of the Large ABC Stakes
after another society had to give
Good luck to everyone competing
at the UKA Grand Finals this weekend.
the Kennel Club qualifiers for 2017 and some heats for 2018 are now
on the Show Diary.
just over a week away from the Grand Finals, UK Agility needs
volunteers to help with ring party and welcome team.
about the 2017 Jersey European Agility Festival.
The JDA mid-week show at the end
of May will not be taking place this year.
YKC coaching and
support team members announced for the Junior European Open held in Luxembourg
in July 2017.
year’s Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes finalists have been announced.
has been announced for the 2017 WAO in Ermelo, Holland.
The Kennel Club Agility Team Squad for 2017 has
for some new or experienced handlers to
fill your classes?
the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
At this time of year,
it seems fitting to recognise the men and women who
have fought to protect our country which is why
Roger Williams and his agility family are
fundraising for the British Legion Centre in
The Kennel Club has
kindly provided us 100 ‘I’ve qualified my dog for Crufts 2017’ car
stickers to distribute to anyone who has qualified for Crufts 2017
-either as an individual or as part of a team. The stickers are free of
charge but if you would like to make a small, completely voluntary
contribution to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust that would be great.
Just send a standard size SAE to Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London
Agility Against Caner is going
for charitable status so that you can claim
Gift Aid for
future donations. Together we are stronger.
has developed a clever
new, 12ft Running Contact Trainer
which separates into two 6ft ramps to
fit into your car, van or shed.
Ball Thrower Bag was launched right
here on Agilitynet. It's been developed
by Jenny Fish with the
help of her ball crazy collie.
Am Byth Independent Forever
business owner Mags Williams will be kick starting her back to
fitness regimes with Clean9 (C9) following a knee injury this
excited to announce that they are now the exclusive UK and European
retailers of the Toto Fit Balance and Core Work Products.
/ PAWC 2016
he UK has
been quietly going to IMCA & PAWC for a number of
years now, but this year they had something to shout
about. Could they now be the UK's most successful
international Team? Team Leader Linda Croxford
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are
many more looking for active homes.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using
This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
Events added in the last two weeks.
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over
the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for
space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last
two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you
want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a
link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show
details onto the iSS Show Diary.
to Choose LHO
Beth Rachlis has one of those smaller Large dogs. She's found the
Lower Height Option made all the difference to her very nervous
rescue dog, Izzie.
Almost End of the Year Numbers
believe it is December already and it's almost time to take stock. Here
are some stats as of the 1st December.
450 shows on the Show Diary
505 members of the Senior Agility League
applications for 2016 Winning Out Certificates
judges on the A-List
Pic of the Week
true story - and surreal moment - when a plane landed in Alan Gardner's
The Kennel Club has kindly provided us
100 ‘I’ve qualified my dog for Crufts 2017’ car stickers to distribute
to anyone who has qualified for Crufts 2017 - either as an individual or
as part of a team. The stickers are free of charge but we do ask for a
small, completely voluntary contribution to the Kennel Club Charitable
Trust. Just send a standard size SAE to
Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London N5 2UU.
Don't know what to do with
your now defunct soft tunnel? Don't throw it away. Sue Culmer and Linda
Seaton are hoping to rehome many of them to rescue organisations to use
Lurcher & Sighthound
The LSA League is open
to all Lurchers & Sighthounds that compete in agility in the UK with the aim
of showing that these leggy hounds are great for agility.
Ball Thrower Bag
If you throw,
launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more about this
new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower Bag.
Give a big welcome to the new sponsor of the Senior League - The
Big Dg Bed Company, makers of good quality, comfortable beds for
dogs of all sizes and specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for
To mark the
Big Dog Bed Company’s sponsorship of the Senior Agility League, agility
people can receive 15% off any item bought from the BDBCo website before
the 1st December, using the code SAL 2016.
still time to enter the Senior Agility League if you are 55 years or
over. It's just a bit of fun and anything goes point-wise as long as you
get a rosette for it! The 2016 League closes on 21 December so you can
add points right up to the Christmas break.
WINNING OUT CERTIFICATES
Winning Out Certificates
They're back and free to anyone who has won out or
moved up a level at a Kennel Club or UK Agility
show. Just fill in the
online application before 27th December and your
name will also appear on the Agilitynet New Year's
Honours List. Thank you to those nice people at
Lintbell's for their continued support.
From the Lintbell's
We are delighted to be able to say that this will be our
third year that we will be supporting all of your winning out
certificates. It’s great to be able to help celebrate all your successes
and to do so in the such a lovely community of owners, handlers and
dogs. The dedication and hard work that goes into winning-out deserves
recognition and being part of that is always a pleasure.
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Animal Health Co Classic
What are the chances that three handlers from the same club would
qualify for the AHC Final in the same heat. Well, that's what happened
at the Orchard Summer Show.
Barrie James' reports on the Royal Canin® Challenge Final at the popular
Malvern show. It was a cracking final but don't mention the quackers!
Read Howard Richards' account
of Team Hollie day out at the Finals to find out what happened from a
competitor's point of view.
Starting in July
2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550
for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same
height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests,
sponsored by the SMART
Kennel Club Champ Show
Joint ring report
from Champ judges Bob Griffin (Small and Medium) and
Chris Huckle (Large).
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified so far for the Brillo
International Bounce Finals which will be held at Blenheim ATC Agility
Show Weekend on 10th September 2016, judged by Championship Agility
Judge Mike Hallam.
Jumping Grand Prix
never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the second Skinners Grand Prix at the Chatsworth Country Fair did
just that. The winner had to leave home for the show at 4am but it was
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer
on Saturday, 4th
September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling.
Read her report on the first heat of this competition.
Handler of the Year
Each year the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition is
held at the Pembrokeshire County Show. It is open to any Welsh Agility
handler who wants to stake their claim to being Wales's top handler. Barrie
James was a man on a mission but who came away with the title?
Charlotte Allen has written a poem called 'Stick to the Plan' to
remind us all what the most important thing about agility is to remember
- that we only have a relatively short time to have fun with our four
Ryedale K9 Agility Club in N. Yorkshire has posted
Charlotte's poem (with permission) on their FB page
and made a small donation to Ryedale Dog Rescue
where they train.
a Dub Tub
Tubby is a street dog who
has found a new life as an agility dog and much loved pet with Lucy
Meet Belle, the 14 year old Essex school girl who is the new
a Song of Shelties
The England Shetland Sheepdog is Lian Knight's agility breed of
choice. The smart and speedy. And she ought to know as she's had a
dozen of them - all with names starting with the letter 'S.'
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog Glen (Ag.Ch. Japaro Cool Jazz at
Craygill) has made history by becoming the first dog of any breed to
be awarded the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no happy
ending to this story. Jean had to say goodbye to litle Glen on
Thursday, 8th September as the cancer finally got him.
Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has
become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility
With all the various 'bucket lists' going around, Roger Brown thought
he'd do a fun one for Agility. How many things have you done? And is
there anything else you would like to add?
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been
desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't
ask, you might not get.
Sad sad news that Audrey Roger,
co-founder of Watford AC and Bushey K9, passed away peacefully on 25th
November at 12.55pm.
A casting company
that was looking for dogs for a feature film called Show Dog has
had more than 200 applications thanks to Agilitynet and Agilitynet FB.
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past year.
Congratulations to Sam Lane
with Daim, Hannah Houldsworth with Bell,
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
I Can't Take Treats & To
into the Ring!
How do others seem to glide effortlessly from training to competition
while you struggle? Would you like to
know the secret? Janet Windsor reviews this 3 disc DVD, made by Brit ex-pat
Lynne Stephens and Karen Mielke, which attempts to answer this and
other questions about cues as reinforcers.
Looking for some
ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club. Zeffrienne
D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more
than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of
Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all
ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their
little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of
her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!
You'll find everything you need here
for a happy and active life with your dogs. For more information about a
specific product or service, click on the advert below.
If you are
interested in promoting your products and/or services to the agility
market, what better way than via Agilitynet. After all, you are reading
it now, aren't you! The Kennel Club estimates that the
number of competitors taking part in agility shows over the course of a
typical weekend is 4,000.
To find out more about advertising your goods and
services, see our
If you don't see what you want, click
here for more options.
Agilitynet is a
'hobby gone wild' web site. It's done for the love of the sport. By
supporting our advertisers, you ensure that Agilitynet stays free to you